The Ken Burns Documentary "Hemingway" continues tonight on PBS stations here.
There are three episodes, on three consecutive nights. The first episode covers his childhood and early life, as well as his trip to the Italian Front to become an ambulance driver in World War I.
This episode covers the publication of his first novel and his time in 1920's Paris.
Episode 2 covers Hemingway's time in Key West and Cuba, and his love of sport fishing. This time period led to one of his most popular books, The Old Man and The Sea.
Episode 3 (the episode being broadcast tonight) covers his time in London, New York City, and Idaho.
This series functions as a travel program, because of the many places he lived and visited.
My favorite photos are in the segment about Paris, where Hemingway went to hang out with writers and artists of the 1920s' "Lost Generation" expatriate community.
My least favorite photos are of his hunting expeditions in Africa. For you animal lovers out there (and that includes me), look away when this part comes on the screen. Fortunately, there are some photos of Africa that do not include dead animals.
He spent time in Spain watching the bullfights and this is not a very pretty segment.
The photos taken from his own albums of these locations in Africa, Europe, Cuba, and the USA are from the 1920's to the 1950's.
It is worth watching the series just to see the photos.
PBS stations are repeating this show in their late night programming. So if you miss it in the 7 PM to 9 PM time slot, check your schedule to see if your PBS station is rerunning it from midnight to 2 AM.
My local PBS is also rerunning all 3 episodes back to back this weekend in a late night time slot.
I have been watching this series for the last two nights, but did not think about posting it here until today.
Hopefully many of you can watch the reruns of the first two episodes.